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Subject: Curiosity about this beetle.
Location: Found in southerners michigan
March 22, 2014 11:07 am
I found a beetle at work today and after scouring the web to try to find its identification I turned up nothing. I work for a factory that gets parts in from over seas ( Taiwan, Japan, and China) but the chances of a bug surviving that trip is slim. We’ve found lots of dead ones but none alive and I am not sure if he was from around here and wandered in or if he came off a skid that cam in.
His bug is about a1/2in long and 1/4 inch wide.and has a unique black and red pattern on back and front.
The 3rd photo is kind of blurry but he has a thin white stripe on each of his legs
Signature: Please help

Two Spotted Stink Bug

Two Spotted Stink Bug

This is a Two Spotted Stink Bug, Perillus bioculatus, a predatory species, and you can read more about it on the Stink Bugs of Kentucky page.

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Southern Ohio-North America
March 6, 2014 7:20 pm
This bug was in my living room floor. It is the beginning of March and I live in a small housing complex in southern Ohio. I’m quite a clean freak and now panicked that I have bugs! Help me please :)
Signature: N/A

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear N/A,
This Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an invasive, exotic species from China that is spreading across North America.  The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug often enters homes to hibernate when the weather cools.

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Subject: Colorful Stinkbug from Barbados
Location: Barbados
March 5, 2014 6:59 am
Hi Bugman,
I was wondering if you can identify this stinkbug, as i dont remember ever seeing any so colourful here (only usually see plain green or brown ones).
*Update* – on further research I think that it may be mormidea cf ypsilon. Can you confirm this?
Thanks,
Niaz
Signature: Niaz

Stink Bug

YpsilonStink Bug

Dear Niaz,
We are sorry we did not have an opportunity to respond to your original request, and we are happy you did some research and wrote back to us.  There is an image of
Mormidea cf. ypsilon on the American Insects website and it looks like a perfect match to your individual.  The American Insects website states:  “Linnaeus described the Ypsilon Stink Bug in 1758. It is the most widespread species in the genus, found from San Luis Potosí, Mexico south to northern Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found on Nevis, St. Vincent, and other islands of the Lesser Antilles (Rolston, 1978).  In Mormidea ypsilon the shoulders may be rounded narrowly, or else are spinose. The scutellum is longer than wide. The membrane is somewhat smoky. The basal antennal segment is pale, variously streaked in a darker color. The remaining antennal segments are dark, with the exception of narrow pale-colored bands on the fourth and fifth segments (Rolston, 1978).  The specific epithet, of course, refers to the ivory to yellowish marking shaped like a Greek Y.”   It is also pictured on Project Noah.

Ypsilon Stink Bug

Ypsilon Stink Bug

The other insect in your images looks like some species of Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.

Ypsilon Stink Bug

Ypsilon Stink Bug

Thanks for the confirmation. honestly that research took me a couple days, i dont know how you handle so many requests so quickly! As for the other insect i thought it was just a nymph/juvenile of the same stinkbug.

Alas, we are quite unable to provide responses to many of the requests that we receive because there just never seems to be enough time in the day.

 

 

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Subject: Gem on legs
Location: Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 2, 2014 9:19 am
We spent about half an hour chasing this beauty with our camera, randomly shooting and battling the autofocus sabotage system.
It was parading on the main paved road of the Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Teresopolis.
The colours remind me of a pest beetle from my youth, an American import which was harmfull to our European crops during the 80′s.
But the form and texture of its shield are more complex.
Signature: LickaFoot

Stink Bug Nymph

Stink Bug Nymph

Dear LickaFoot,
This is an immature Stink Bug nymph in the family Pentatomidae, or possibly a nymph of a Shield Bug in a closely related family Scutelleridae.  We are posting the image and we hope to be able to provide you with a species identification soon.  Shield Bugs are sometimes called Jewel Bugs because of their bright metallic coloration.

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Subject: Need to identifyH
Location: Hyderbad, Andhra pradesh, India.
February 25, 2014 1:51 am
Hello bugman,
I just discovered this blog, I would like to know this bugs name. I found it near a lake covered with hyacinth in Hyderbad, Andhra pradesh, India.
I have my gallery on http://www.flickr.com/photos/morbidillusion
Please let me know. Thanks a bunch. I’m your fan already
Signature: Saloni

Lychee Shield Bug

Lychee Shield Bug

Hi Saloni,
There are several very similar looking Jewel Bugs in the family Scutellaridae from India, but we believe your individual is a Lychee Shield Bug,
Chrysocoris stolli, which is well documented on the internet, including on Dave’s Garden

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Subject: Beetle
Location: Alberta
February 23, 2014 1:14 pm
Hello I just found this beetle in my master washroom what is it? And should I be worried I have a 3 year old and I’m pregnant. Please let me know
Thank you
Signature: Joanna

Two Spotted Stink Bug

Two Spotted Stink Bug

Dear Joanna,
We are certain that being pregnant and having a three year old is cause enough to worry, you need not be troubled by this Two Spotted Stink Bug,
 Perillus bioculatus. While this is a predatory species and it might bite if carelessly handled, it is not aggressive towards humans and the bite would cause little more than localized discomfort.  According to BugGuide:  “Bold pattern is distinctive, though color variable.”

Thank you:) I still hope I don’t find anymore. I assume it came through the sink or something.

When the weather cools, Stink Bugs sometimes enter homes through gaps in windows and other tiny spaces so they can hibernate.

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